Classes will restart in July. There will be a maximum of 6 students and the instructor per class to maintain the recommended distance of 6 feet. Scroll down for information on start times and supplies needed.
Class Registration and Refund Policy
To guarantee your place in a class, the full class fee amount is due at registration. If your name is on the class list but you have not paid, we cannot guarantee you a place or class supplies such as patterns and tools.
If you pay the registration fee but the class has to be cancelled by Sew Always, you will receive a full refund.
If you drop out of the class more than 2 weeks before the class date, you will receive a full refund less $10 that helps defray the costs of patterns, etc. already ordered.
If you cancel within 2 weeks of the class date, Sew Always cannot refund your registration fee since the teacher will have already prepared for the attendance of a certain number of students and class supplies for that number will have been ordered.
If you cannot make the class, however, feel free to find someone else who would like to take the class in your stead. Contact the shop to see if there are names on a waiting list. If you find someone, that person will pay you the registration fee directly. If possible please call the shop and let us know the new attendee's name and contact information in case the class must be cancelled at the last minute.
Thank you for your understanding.
To enroll in any of the classes listed below please call the shop at (903) 784-6342.
Date: Fridays, August 7th, September 4th, and October 2nd.
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Instructor: Zita Warmke
This beautiful folk art inspired quilt will work with a wide variety of colors , prints, and categories of fabric. Zita will walk you through machine applique and piecing using strip sets. This class requires homework to be completed before the first session. Zita requests you make your strip sets , she made 12 different sets measuring 12" X 12". Come and have a wonderful time with an amazing and award winning teacher.
Date: 2nd Thursday of the month from August 13th to January 14th
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Instructor: Nancy Glaspie
This very unique 53" round quilt or table topper will teach you mastery of the dreaded Y-seam. You will also learn to line up key points, "square up " triangles and make 24 pieced triangles of the same size . This class does require some skills, an accurate 1/4" seam when sewing, how to use your rotary cutter and sewing machine. This class does require work done outside of class time. Come and make a fantastic quilt with a very fun and instructive teacher.
Double Woven Rag Rugs
Date: Monday, August 10th
Time: 1 pm to 4 pm
Instructor: Susie Guymon
( all materials listed above are for place mat sized project)
Tired of simply piecing material? Let Susie teach you how to weave fabric into a beautiful place mat. Come and learn a fun technique that can be adapted to any size project. Susie says this technique produces a highly durable product that can stand up to a lot of wear.
To enroll: Call the shop at (903) 784-6342
Introduction to Landscape Quilting
Date: Friday July 17th
Time: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Instructors: Nancy Glaspie and Dianna Ridge
Fabrics: When choosing your fabrics cut each piece 10" wide X 4" high unless otherwise stated. Stay away from fabrics with high contrast designs. Stay way from solids. Look for tonals with movement. Don't bother with "real" looking grass, water, etc. Sky fabric is important so choose one with life in it not a bland tonal.
Lake Scene with Green Fields
Beach Scene with Water and Sand
This will be a BEGINNER landscape class that you can accomplish in 1 day; your finished project will be approximately 8" X 12" before borders. Using Karen Eckmeier's fun layering and top stitching technique (no 1/4'" seams), discover the secrets of creating an "accidental" fabric landscape. Your project can be inspired by a favorite photo, postcard, or summer vacation.
Cathedral Window Pillow
Date: Saturday, July 25th
Time: 10:00 am to 3 pm
Instructor: Fiona Egan
Come and learn this beautiful technique from a fabulous teacher. Fiona asks that students in this class are familiar with the operation of their sewing machine before class. If you wish you can bring extra 2 1/2 in squares of fabric for the window fillers if you want to play with color placement. Come and have a great time with wonderful people.
Stripping for Beginners
Date: First Wednesday of the Month; July 1st thru December 2nd.
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Instructor: Regina Harris-Holcomb
Come and have a fabulous time with Regina learning a new and beginner friendly technique with a fun name.
To enroll: Please call (903) 784-6342 to speak with an associate. See registration policy at top of page.
Sew Always encourages sewing groups, whether machine or hand. Members bring projects and enjoy each other's company in the classroom area. There is no charge
unless otherwise noted and all are welcome. No reservation is necessary
for already existing groups. If you would like to start a new group,
please check with the shop for classroom availability.
Needleturn Applique Sew In -
Hand Embroidery - This group meets from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. The group enjoys chatting while they work on their individual hand embroidery projects.
Red River Valley Quilt Guild